The medium of comics owes a lot to Will Eisner, who created The Spirit and who many consider the father of the graphic novel. The Jewish Museum of Florida has an exhibition of Eisner’s drawings with an innovative online walkthrough. Highly recommended.
The new film Tahara has been creating a stir in the festivals. Written by Jess Zeidman and directed by Olivia Peace, Tahara is a queer coming-of-age drama about an anxious teen manipulated into a romantic encounter with her best friend during the funeral of their former Hebrew school classmate. Liba Vaynberg spoke to Peace and Zeidman about their collaboration.read more…
At JFN’s 2021 conference, Hyperallergic Editor Hrag Vartanian asked Jewish funders: Why invest in Jewish arts and culture? Passover comments from the audience illustrated by the New Yorker’s Liana Finck. See the drawings and watch the video.
Reboot challenges us to eliminate plastic for the duration of Passover. No plastic bags, straws, wrappers, cellophane, bubble wrap, take-out containers. It won’t be easy, but they have all the resources you need to make it happen.
We are pleased to share with you this gorgeous companion to Dwelling in a Time of Plagues, a Jewish creative response to the real-world plagues of our time.
This coast-to-coast offline/online exhibition involves dozens of museums, public sites, and online platforms.
Dwelling in a Time of Plagues invited ten artists and ten writers to respond to two questions: What has most plagued you in this year of plagues? What has liberated you?
The companion text collects some of their compelling responses, as well as invites you to tackle these questions at home.
CANVAS is proud to support a collaboration in which so many creatives have come together to elevate the field, one another, and all of us.
CANVAS works to achieve a 21st-century Jewish cultural renaissance through grantmaking, advocacy, and education. The brand-new CANVAS Compendium is part of this effort — a newsletter designed to convey the highest quality and remarkable diversity of contemporary Jewish creativity.
Each week we will share with you a few of our favorite projects and practitioners. We’ll keep it brief, and we’ll make sure it’s highly curated, but we predict you’ll be amazed by how energized the field is.
For example, the striking image above is from Golem: A Call to Action by L.A.-based artist Julie Weitz. As part of Dwelling in a Time of Plagues, a CANVAS-funded exhibition for Passover 2021, Julie will bring her Golem to Boston’s Vilna Shul, as well as to Jewish museums in Florida and San Francisco.
We hope you’ll stick with us to see what else is in store.